Photo Manipulation in Gimp
Remove Background From Photograph
Create the Million Dollar Smile
Replacing the background in a studio picture can be done with ridiculous ease using levels – just as long as the background is a solid white.
In this video we replace a white background with a brilliant starburst effect and create a million dollar smile.
You can see the finished images below.
Layer Masks and Line Nova in Gimp
The final image shows a brilliant blue background with happy rays radiating in all directions. I’ve kept some of the original image colour and applied a gradient to the line nova.
The original. It helped that this was originally a noise-free high-res image.
The final image above was created using an Alpha to Selection of the Line Nova layer which was then used to cut a Value Inverted version of the blue to dark blue gradient. The layer created was then given a bit of contrast using Curves. I also decided that the original colours weren’t so bad as to required complete desaturation.
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